Marion Webb has been writing about health care issues for nearly two decades as a full-time reporter and freelancer. As the senior business reporter for the San Diego Business Journal, Marion covered new medical innovations at San Diego’s top-ranking research institutions and the medical device and life sciences industry for nearly eight years. She’s also been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles County Medical Association’s Physician Magazine and Physicians News Network focusing on new technologies, practice management, reimbursement and other trendy issues relevant to physician practices and their ability to succeed. She remains fascinated by the ever-growing numbers of innovative products coming out of the medtech sector, from potentially life-saving devices to help treat patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to medical care to breakthrough technologies that benefit mankind. Marion earned her BA in communications from UC San Diego and continues to enjoy an active lifestyle in San Diego.
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In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight's managing editor Marion Webb talks with deputy editor Reed Miller about his recent story on Abiomed's plan to counter unfavorable studies of its Impella heart pump.
[Editor's note: This article was updated on 14 February 2020 to clarify that Abiomed has invested more than $100m over the past five years in clinical research on the Impella heart pump platform. Abiomed has not committed to spend another $100m on new physician education and communication programs.]
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